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Canalside – a new study space

Monday 7 April 2014

Canalside – a new study space

Canalside, a new study space, will be opening on the Mile End campus to support students over the exam and deadline period. The space will open from the week commencing Monday 7 April and will be open throughout the summer vacation. It is located where the Drunken Monkey restaurant was previously set, on the ground floor of France House, behind Residences Reception and overlooking Regent’s Canal. The space can be accessed with ID cards and is open to all Queen Mary students and staff.

Canalside is designed to be a laidback venue for students to study and revise. The normal library regulations and supervision apply, including the ‘Keep it Fresh’ campaign to encourage everyone to keep the venue tidy and to be considerate of other members of Queen Mary by keeping the noise down. Currently, Canalside is available on a temporary basis. Students will be kept updated on whether it will become a permanent study space.

The brilliant location of the space means that as the weather gets brighter the floor-to-ceiling windows will let in the sunlight and create a refreshingly bright and airy space to study. Over the stressful exam period, Canalside is likely to become a valued alternative to the Library or the Hive.


Ground floor of France House, behind Residences Reception and overlooking Regent’s Canal, number 63 on the Mile End campus map.

Opening Times

  • Weekdays: 8.00am – 10.00pm
  • Weekends: 8.00am – 8.00 pm


  • 28 desktop PCs accessed with Queen Mary login details
  • 27 group and independent workspaces
  • Wi-Fi is accessible throughout
  • Many energy sockets so that you can bring in your own laptop or device.
  • Canalside will have its own printer in the near future, but until then you can send your documents to the library printers by using Queen Mary’s wireless printing service, EveryOne Print.
  • Toilets are accessible with your ID card.
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